“The Name T La Rock Grows Bigger and Bigger”
Tuesday July 12th 2005,
Filed under: Steady Bootleggin',T La Rock Special
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Rap Pack

Here’s one you might have missed – a T La Rock exclusive for the first volume of Fresh RecordsThe Rap Pack compilation (you’ve gotta love those dope Gnome characters on the cover). While it sounds like a typical Mantronik production, it is in fact the handywork of a young Quincy Jones III (aka QDIII), who also produced Special K’s “Special K Is Good”.

T La is at the top of his game here, and while his “friends call him Terry” you’ll be calling him the new sire after lending an ear to this supreme display of intellectual brag rap. When this shit dropped, T La Rock was the shit as far as I was concerned. Reminding us that his comp are as boring to him as “watching re-runs of Scooby Doo and Jabber Jaw” and rating himself as “eleven minus one”, the Lyrical King delivers another timeless performance that still slaps suckers silly to this very day.

T La Rock – Nitro (The Rap Pack LP, Fresh, 1987)

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Dope as fuck. Not heard this one before.

I wish someone would put the unreleased T. La Rock cuts from ’89 that Drew Huge was talkin’ about out. I hear there’s a couple with Percee P.

Terry is da gawd.

Comment by Brian Beck From Wisconsin 07.12.05 @

I haven’t heard those, but “It’s Yours Part 2” featuring Charlie Brown and produced by DJ Mighty Mi wasn’t as good as I’d hoped.

Comment by Robbie 07.12.05 @

always liked this jam. g.

Comment by thesurgeongeneral 07.13.05 @

Yeah, there was some Percee P stuff, something with his brother, and another with Preacher Earl, i think.

Comment by Drew Huge 07.18.05 @

is`nt t la rock making a life story film??

Comment by beatlover 07.19.05 @

“is`nt t la rock making a life story film?”

Apparently. He’s been talking about it for a while, I’m not sure what stage it’s at though. Last I heard he was still recovery from his head injury after he was mugged a few years back.

Comment by Robbie 07.19.05 @

I have The Rap Pack on tape. Mantronix was my favorite group in the mid 80’s. Hip Hop truly had a huge impact on me at that time. I miss those days.

Comment by alternate9 07.19.05 @

i’m looking for a mp3 version of t-n-off, it was a b-side “housing with the t’s” with todd terry…

can anyone help me outs….

Comment by TOCS 08.03.05 @

T La rock the lost tapes came out on vinyl around 2000 or 2001. Production was not that good but lyrics were still top notch. I didnt know mc tone wrote half the lyrics on lyrical king, Just found that out the other day.

Comment by b-enzyme 08.17.05 @

I love your T LA catalog. I think those characters are from GNOME’s boy GEMINI-1.

Do you have the cover for MANTRONIK’s ‘FRESH IS THE WORD’? When I had that LP I played it so much my dad broke it.

Comment by Billy Sunday 11.06.05 @

T La R. is active now…
The movie about his life and real skool is in final stage…
T La R. make new songs 2007.

Comment by DJR 02.06.07 @

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